Wednesday, 29 February 2012


We're half way through the week, so that means it must be Whats On your Work desk Wednesday, where quite a few people head over to Julia's place to join in the fun of showing what you have on your work desk .
Come on over & join in the fun because everyone is welcome .
So here is what i have on my desk .
I'm still working on my matchbox shrine.
I have'nt got very far with it, but as least i have started it.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Art Journal Page

I was playing around last night with a journal page . The page was already inked with some distress inks which i had done last week & that was as far as i had got with it.
I had seen someone somewhere using acrylic paint on a stamp to put a back gound on there journal page so i thought why not try this myself.
It did'nt turn out that well as most of the imaged smudge & at one point i thought this page was going to be a disaster.
I had nothing to lose so i got out my Stazon ink & stamped the clock & circle images which were from PaperArtsy Hot Pick & stamped the words Tick Tock from my alphabets stamps.
I'm so glad  i carried on as it work out ok in the end

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


It's that Day in the week when it's ok to have a  really a good snoop into other peoples blogs.
I love seeing what others are working on & how different we all are in our crafting styles.
So come on over to Julia's place and join in the fun with  "Whats On Your Work Desk Wednesday"   by showing what you have on your crafting work desk or work space today.
So here is what i have on my work desk , which does'nt look like to much really.  I'm trying to get everything together to start work on an Altered machbox shrine. I have an idea running round in my head on how i'm going to make it , but if it actually work out that way who knows .
Oh well time to move on from here now & do some fun blogg hopping today , Happy crafting everyone . 

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Art Journal

This week over on  the art journaling prompt for this week is all about adding creating texture & layers on a page.
I've had some textured paper laying about which i no longer wanted , but rather then throw it out i started to tear it up & stuck it down on my page. I then gave it a good spray with some glimmer mist.

When this was dry i got a heart stamp & stamped over the top to add another layer.
I punched a couple of holes in a scrap piece of card & used this as my stencil for adding  green acrylic paint .
While waiting for this to dry i then stamped another heart image onto card &coloured it in using my water colour pencils. I high lighted the edges of the heart images with my posca paint pens . i journaled the words "love is in the air " because after all it was valentines day earlier in the week.
When i had stuck the hearts on to my page which adds another layer i did a bit of doodling round the out side edge using again my Posca paint pens, which i love using now.

I think i have managed to add quite a few layers  & some texture to my page.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Art Journal

I've been suffering with a cold for the last two weeks so i thought this double page was just right for my art journal.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Chunky ATC

I joined a swap over at ukscrappers to make a chunky atc. The swap partner i was given had chosen the theme of Ravens & Crows.
It was my first time make a chunky atc from a piece of wood which has to measure the same as a normal atc but instead of it being flat it had to be between 1inch -1 1/2 inches thick.
I used a primer on the wood before painting on the black acrylic paint.
From metal foil i cut out the pieces to decorate the front, back, & sides to cover the chunky atc .

I then painted & embossed the metal with black acrylic paint and left it till it was nearly dry then wiped off some of the black paint. When this was completely dry i lighty dabbed over the top with gold acrylic paint which then gave it and aged look to the metal .
I attached the metal foil with a little glue & up holstery tack. I used nuts & bolts for the feet of the atc.

I painted a chip board frame with Viva gold crackle paint and was so pleased with the way it turned out .

I stamped an image Called the Raven by The Octopode Factory & coloured the dress & face of the bird.

The leaves & branches i cut using a Tim Holtzs die . I used distress in to coulour the leaves & stamped the pattern on the leaves .
I'm so delighted with how this turned out .